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have a deficit. here's a project that gets substantial tax revenue without raising taxes through economic activity, through job creation. further and perhaps most importantly, it will help put our country within striking range of a long-sought goal -- true energy security. for the first time in generations, the united states with its friend and ally canada will have the capacity to produce more energy than we use, reducing or eliminating our reliance on the middle east and other volatile parts of the world. the argument has been advanced that the oil sands will increase carbon emissions and that failing to build the keystone x.l. will somehow reduce emissions. but let's look at that claim. that's the other piece. let's look at the environmental aspects of this project. today, more than 80% of all new recovery in the oil sands is being accomplished in situ, a technology that makes oil sands carbon footprint comparable to conventional drilling. in fact, the oil sands industry has reduced greenhouse gas emissions per barrel of oil produced by an average of 26% since 1990, with some
life work for more families. another step we can take is on taxes. there's a lot of talk about taxes in washington right now. for most families, tax preparation is hard and is time-consuming. this time of year especially. think about it. think what they're going through. what tax form are you supposed to fill out? is it more beneficial to file jointly or as a married couple or separately? is a truck or gas mileage deductible? are you forgetting something the irs will give you credit for? and in 1935, the form 1040 was accompanied by a two-page instruction booklet. today, taxpayers have to wade through over 100 total pages of instructions. just filling out a w4 at a knew job is confusing. you really shouldn't need a work sheet to see how many dependents you have. chairman dave camp and his committee are already underway in their efforts to responsibly rewrite the nation's tax laws, as an education policy, health care and all else, tax reform should reflect the priority of working families, and the future they're trying to shape for their kids. if nothing else, we must stop putting spe
karzai and david cameron had a meeting to spend a six-month deadline on tax of the taliban. two ambition i pakistan was a political party functioning in society? and two, to think the footprint strategy is fun for the united states in afghanistan long-term? >> the first one is to speak to in terms of where they see the taliban up but i love all an integrated in the mainstream of society. they do have constitutional obligations they seem to uphold that we are also looking with the united states transitions and if ken estanislao. there is a timeline as well in an election to be held in afghanistan. so these are processes and political decisions they must make themselves. and when i say this, i do want to point to the historic ship that pakistan is proactively making. our government has been clear, including all of our stakeholders, which includes the military that pakistan is going to strenuously support all efforts of stabilizing afghanistan and bringing peace to the region because that is the know our vital interests. we live right they are and it's stable and peaceful afghanistan is in
coverage without facing the new tax penalties imposed by the affordable care act. [applause] the federal law allows us to shift mental health and other state spending to medicaid sources, saving the general fund nearly $25 million over the biennium. over the next six years, this comprehensive approach will create up to 8,000 new health care jobs and inject over a half billion dollars into our state's economy. and, as i've noted before, we must reduce taxes on businesses to help them bear the increased costs of the affordable care act. but the issue of long-term health care costs remain. as such, i believe we must ask certain medicaid patients to make a modest contribution toward the cost of their own care, and i will insist that nevada be able to opt out of the medicaid expansion program in future years should circumstances change. [applause] beyond medicaid my budget provides additional funding for our state's most vulnerable citizens. it includes more support for autism and early intervention services, piloting 24/7 mental health can care in southern nevada and increased community-base
that cuts defense spending once again. it has $500 billion in new taxes and also cuts in domestic spending. it is irresponsible, unacceptable. it leaves their troops and our economy and ready to face the challenges of the future. or the threats of today. when i went to the steering committee to apply for this job, i explained to them the way i saw the jobless to make sure that our troops, those who we sent into harm's way would have everything they needed to carry out their missions and return home safely. everything in the way resources, training, leadership, these things are very important. and i look at what is happening with these cuts that we have seen the last couple of years and it is just irresponsible that the commander in chief, his main job should be the same that i look at as my job, only he should be looking out for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that he sent into harm's way. he should not send them with anything less than the told that -- the total they need. and to be stepping up and continuing to cut -- i visited with their top leaders, and they have told me that
. this business about raising taxes, it's not catching on. i just don't hear it from down there. >> the house republicans aren't feeling the president to raise taxes. it's a complicated argument to help, that's why it's really not catching fire. a lot of defense industry lobbyists are giving republicans heat, they don't feel heat from the constituents because the constituents they think want to see real spending cuts. americans want spending cuts, they don't want political gains. >> i really do. i think when you look at the poll, americans still want smaller government and fewer services, aka spending cuts. i think this is the white house's big mistake, they're barking up the wrong tree. the only question i have, it is after all republicans, will they hang tough? in your opinion, you're closer to it, will they hang tough? >> i spent all day on capitol hill talking to house republicans privately saying what's going to happen between now and march 1st? they say the house leader has promised them privately they're not going to replace the sequester unless there are real cuts to replace the seque
. coming up, a georgetown icon accused of not paying their taxes. what georgetown cupcake has to say. >> anger in some parts after- school s >> a former culpeper police officer has been sentenced to three years for the shooting death of an unarmed woman. >> jeff goldberg was in the courtroom and has the reaction tonight. >> when the morning began, we were not sure if you would have a hearing today or if the judge was going to grant the defense a mistrial after issues of jury misconduct revealed a couple days ago. the judge decided the verdict was fair and legitimate and daniel harmon-right is now in jail for what could be three years. before daniel harmon right was led into jail after sentencing, his lawyer said this about punishment. >> i don't think anybody can do anything worse to him. after the judge ruled wednesday's verdict would stand, despite jury misconduct during deliberations, the trial moved on to sentencing. harmon-wright again taking the stand, fighting back tears saying, "i am depressed all the time. i think about this every waking second of every day. this will never
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." -- please tax me more." we have gotten so desperate in this area that we are talking about, perhaps because we cannot make a policy decision on this and have not since the early 1990's on the federal level, maybe we need to go to indexing of the fuel tax. >> you are talking like infrastructure, not to pay for subsidies, right? >> what we need is more infrastructure, and that is a public good, and it needs to be paid for, and generally with tax revenues. i do not think anybody is faulting that. i think it is sold that we need higher fuel tax, and we can use that either to reduce the deficit or to pay for something else. it was designed -- or intended -- whether it has done so successfully or not, it was done to pay for infrastructure. >> absolutely. we are not real happy about that. >> john, what are you hoping for next week? >> for some reason, i have not been consulted on that. the president in the campaign said he was 4 and all of the above energy policy, so let's have some announcements that support that -- he was for an " all of the above" energy policy. let's move forward with the thin
. they are simply willing to spend money. they gave tax cuts and never paid for them. in the end they have eroded the revenue of the government. some of it is coming back. the wars are winding down. the economy is picking up. but there is a real health care problem that we have to deal with at some point. it will take some revenue. you cannot just do it by magically saying that it will fallout of the sky. you cannot cut enough to get the debt down without talking about revenue. i think it they did a little bit here at the end of january 3. everyone gave the office and will not give again. host: this editorial from "usa today," de say that it is not a spending problem -- but "usa spend money. today," others, saying that it is. guest: let me explain. the average cost spent on a senior citizen in medicare is flat. it went up 0.4% last year. it is flat spending. the fact is that beginning in 2011, all the children born after the second world war, the so-called baby boomers, are coming on. when i came to congress in 1989 there were 35 million seniors on medicare. 30 million people altogether. we have
an opportunity scholarship bill giving businesses a tax credit for making contributions to a scholarship fund. these dollars will be distributed, on a means-tested basis, to students at low- performing schools for use in attending the school of their choice. [applause] all in, the proposed budget includes 135 million dollars in new investment in nevada's schoolchildren. [applause] and as parents and taxpayers, we have a right to expect a return on that investment. while nevada's teachers will be supported through the most effective professional development, elevated student performance requires an outstanding teacher in every classroom, and an outstanding principal in every building. nevada is on the cusp of implementing a system that will transform the way we evaluate our state's teachers and administrators. but we need to take the next step. my budget includes an appropriation for a data system that links student performance to teacher effectiveness. this system is a long term investment in what will be the backbone of our approach to teacher evaluation. it will ensure that parents and stud
linda has a comment on the end of the payroll. this is not an increase in taxes. people and employers have had a 2% break-in social security taxes for the last two years. this at a time when social security fund could not afford it. a financial gift to the already employed at the expense of social security. technically right, but in your bed you hated it. i love hearing from you. send me an e-mail. gerri@foxbusiness.com. and you know what, two years in the making almost. the man behind the disasters solyndra alone is stepping down. energy secretary steven chu offering his resignation today. he was highly criticized for its handling of the $528 million loan to the solar panel maker, which later went bankrupt. despite the blunder he is leaving with obama's support and his pride intact. he said, came with streams and leaving with a set of accomplishments that we should all be proud of. not all of his dreams came true. back in 2008 he famously said we as a nation needed to boost gas prices to levels -- levels seen in europe. although he eventually walked back those comments,
kelly for a prefragame intervie. talked about the possibility of another tax hike. president obama talked about america's favorite past time football as millions of us were getting ready to watch the super bowl, he clarified comments. when he wasn't sure he would let his son play football. here's the latest response. >> it is a great support. i am a huge fan, but there's no doubt that some of the concerns that we have learned about when it comes to concussions have to give parents pause. as i said before i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men, they are well compensated they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about the pipeline, high school, college. i want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make the school safer. that means the game is going to evolve a little bit. for those of us who like to see a big hit and enjoy the rock em sock em elements of the game we are probably going to be occasionally frustrated. i know defensive players guess frustrated becauseth changes in the rules. we want to paining sure after people play the game
. melissa: james, last word. 21 billion went on tax incentives for energy efficiency for renewable energy projects. i mean, maybe a great thing, but should potholes have come first maybe? i mean, maybe -- >> yeah, you know, it's a shame government doesn't work because this is actually the right, general structure for tax. ideally, it's a gas tax that pays for roads. so the user is paying. and, unfortunately, it doesn't go to roads. melissa: it doesn't work, right. that's the essential problem with government. it doesn't work. all right, guys, thanks. appreciate your time. >>> time now for today's fuel gauge report. a huge winter storm is barreling down towards the northeast. have you heard about this? didn't stop natural gas futures from nose diving today. natural gas stockpiles fell far less than anticipated last week, and lower oil refinery demand, crude hit a two-week low settling at $98.83 a barrel, and opec's production fell compared to december. output shed by 200,000 barrels to 30.45 million a day. lower production by saudi arabia -- we'll place the blame there. >>> all right, so i
's new regulations or his tax increases and therefore it is all the more difficult for them to expand their businesses and create jobs in america. to add to the uncertainty, the president's proposed sequestration is set to take effect this march. despite his promise, his promise to the american people that it would never actually happen, the president has yet to take any steps to undo this harmful measure. he has shown absolute indifference to the millions of americans whose livelihoods will be severely impacted by his sequestration. house republicans have twice passed legislation to replace the president's sequester with commonsense reforms that will reduce spending, preserve and strengthen our safety net for generations and preserve our national defense. this week the house will pass a budget but it will be a responsible budget that will balance. one that will aim to grow the economy, drive down unemployment, expand opportunity and prosperity for the private sector and ensure that america maintains its leading role in the world as a strong national defender. americans can do this. w
in it, we don't tax you think about it. it is as if because we know it was awful, we can somehow pretended was not part of american culture. >> and early 20th century -- eugenics, in early 20th century. >> "washington journal" continues. michael're back with burgess, a republican and vice chairman of the energy and commerce subcommittee. thanks for talking to our viewers. guest: thanks for having me. host: republicans are saying to avoid the automatic spending cuts, we need entitlement reform on the table. president obama said yesterday if we cannot agree to something long-term like entitlement reform, let's do something short-term. do you agree? guest: no. president obama should be talking about the next sequester, because this one is happening. it was postponed to march 1 on the first and january. this is a promise that we made, the congress and the president made to the american people in order to get our fiscal house in order if we could not come up with the cuts, the savings to do that, these cuts would be automatic. host: you are ok with them? guest: i don't like it. the re
real spenged cuts for more tax hikes. the president's sequester should be replaced with spending cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance a budget over the next 10 years. the american people believe that the tax question has been settled. they know the president called for a balanced approach to the debt. combination of revenues and spending cuts, and they know he's gotten his revenue. the american people do not believe the president will use further tax revenues to lower the debt. and haven't seen this president attempt to spend his way into prosperity over the last four years, they know he'll spend it. the president doesn't believe we have a spending problem. he general winly believes the government -- genuinely believes the government spending causes economic growth. if that were true, the economy today would be thriving. it isn't thriving. the unemployment rate is still nearly 8% and rising. small businesses like the one i ran are struggling. middle class families, those lucky enough to have a job, are living paycheck to paycheck. and president obama just insisted on rais
in their paychecks because of this payroll tax. >> that is a real concern, right? so americans are continuing to feel the pain of the economic recovery being very slow. the bottom line is the bureau of economic analysis said the shrinking economy is a cause by a reduction in government spending. so the president is drying to say look we have to get stimulus into the economy. we need to get everyone back to work. that is caused by more spending not less spending. >> the democrats have proposed you cannot spend your way into prosperity. nor you can't tax people into prosperity. what you need to do is let the free markets take control. and basically in washington, d.c., we have bigger government. the president appointed 32 czars. what are those czars doing? >> czars is just a shortening of their actual title which is normally long in the federal government. i think that bureau of economic analysis saying that the cause of the shrink damage is due to the reduction in spending that's something we need to look at. >> we have reduced spending. >> talking about they are happy to hear the president talking ab
. we take no tax dollars. we don't have the ability to reduce costs in a way a private business would. and we are at the end of our borrowing authority. to give some perspective of our liquid situation, a typical large organization would either have cash on hand or quick borrowing ability. in october, the postal service had less than four days of cash on hand. that's a very scary situation and no situation that a business should be in. and this is why we have taken aggressive steps to reduce our costs and why we have been so vocal about seeking postal reform legislation. we faced a major hurdle to return to profitability and long-term stability. we need to generate $20 billion in cost reductions and revenue increases to close the budget gap and be able to repay our debt, both close the gap and repay the debt. and this is why the board of governors has directed us to take every necessary step to reduce costs and conserve cash necessary to continue our operations. it's what we have been doing consistently over the last couple of years. and we will be accelerating those efforts moving fo
the effects of obamacare including the medical device tax that is cutting r&d and causing layoffs across the country in the most innovative firms, the fact that so many people who were intending to no longer going into medicine, thank you, brain drain, a consequence of obamacare, and doctor who were individual practicers are either bailing and retiring all together or going into concierge care. have you heard that term? do you know the people that are shutting down their practices, dropping insurance all together where now only the wealthiest can pay for care. congratulations obamacare. heck of a job. >> stephanie: so we tried to impact that little rice ball of nonsense yesterday. and i got a letter i sent to you. dede rights malkin is right. hey, steph the hospitals systems have brought up the big doctor practices. smaller doctors were not brought into their systems. medicare pays three times the amount that they pay a single doctor. i'm related to a physician. there is going to be a shortage of doctors. i'm very concerned -- blah blah blah. what are your thoughts on
be a 1% with the 99%. those you call out and hold accountable are those who want to cut taxes for the rich and no fair share who want to live in the privatized environment and not care about the civic situation. that is truly damaging to the possibility of already beleaguered ideals. nothing is simple. i cover the former soviet union and russia. i could go on at great length about how boris yeltsin undermined democracy and became a hero democracy. lech walnsa in many ways was not the. working bloke many made him not to be. gorbachev was a visionary who came to power. he saw he needed to change the country. he used his powers to do that. he withdrew from afghanistan. he called for nuclear abolition. he worked with ronald reagan. he understood you need political solutions, not military solutions. when the soviet troops were ready to come out of the barracks so the berlin wall would not come down, he told them to stay in the barracks, the empire is going. we cannot be a country that will be one of glasnost and perestroika if we live the way we have. it is the 20th anniversary of
the sierra club about that, and we have a great guest, a multimillionaire, who is saying raise taxes on the rich. don't miss that. and then we have two stories about--one on the cops, and how they're not doing their job in miami. the tape on that is unbelievable. [ sirens ] >> attention all units a 29 just occurred. >> investigators say he never moved. he was tied up with his lady frequent outside of dade land mall. >> cenk: what he didn't respond to is amazing. and then of course the guy who shot two other soldiers because he might have ptsd, he killed the top sniper we ever had. why did he do it, as how bad is ptsd among our troops, you'll find out. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: boy welcome to the "the young turks." we have an amaying story to start out with. two miami-dade officers fired and three others suspended. why? it's pretty serious stuff. they were not responding to calls that were dramatic. why? [ sirens ] >> attention all units. a 29 just occurred with a gun cash taken. black male with a black hoodie and blue jeans. he need on foot. >> an armed robbery in prog
for their financial well-being. current discussions about tax reform would lead us to expect the policy makers would use the process for the opportunity to strengthen their retirement system and improve its effectiveness. we believe that much can be accomplished by strengthening and building on our existing retirement programs such as social security, employer sponsored plans, financially innovative products incentives for longer work and increased financial education and planning there is new research showing american workers are not saving enough. even at research institutes retirement security projection model for 2012 shows 44% of baby boomers and generation x won't have enough retirement income to cover basic retirement expenses and uninsured health costs. the shortfall the average savings deficit for a single female is little over $133,000. that's the additional amount a single female would on average need to save by age 65 to eliminate the shortfall. the recent economic crisis has made it even more difficult. the low contribution rates and the lack of understanding of the need for the compreh
is there that he put spending cuts on the table. he asked them for them to be paired with tax increases as well. there is more good will than people realize. more agreement that we have such a big budget problem that will we're going to fire on all cylinders. we have to cut spending. frankly, we have raise more revenue. >> you're listening to the california program and our speakers are economic experts. we are discussing national, regional, and global economic challenges. you can find video online. there's a series of questions around employment and job growth. what what is your outlook on job growth? >> i will start. i think -- i will say i was here last year and i'm more optimistic this year than last year. we made a significant amount of progress. it looks like housing prices have started to turn the corner. if you look at household balance sheets we see that consumers have paid down that debt that weighed on them. i think there are reasons to be optimistic. i am fairly optimistic. i think we still have things weighing on us. i think the concern about, are we going to shoot ourselves in the
create thousands of jobs across the state. and we can do it without raising taxes. [applause] so please, let's stand together and let's stand together with the over 2500 construction workers. we want to put to work building world class schools across the state for our world class workforce and while we're at it, let's make sure those 2500 plus construction workers newly employed by the jobs bill, are our friends and our neighbors. right now we have a law on the book that is supposed to require that at least half of the workers on any construction project funded by state or local taxpayer dollars be montana residents but it is riddled with loopholes and it is not enforceable. when taxpayer money is funding a project, let's put montana companies and montana workers first. [applause] again, together we can work together to close these loopholes, expand the requirement to all projects too, not just construction. and let's also significantly increase the proportion of montana workers required on any state or locally-funded project. i hope you'll join representative amanda curtis and i to pas
for about eight months now. but it to best way to a budget -- a balanced budget would be reinstating the tax on wall street transactions. there are quadrillions of dollars in turnover and a 1% tax would generate trillions of dollars in revenue. host: talk about your retirement strategy a little bit. host: there is not -- caller: there is none. that is the point. average people are in the same kind of predicament, not knowing what -- what do they call it? they want to have stability and predictability. where is it? host: when it comes to yourself, have you put anything away? caller: ipad, but it is all gone now. i would like to see a national infrastructure project. we could put people to work. host: steve from twitter -- host: next we're going to charlie. mississippi, independent line. caller: good morning. i am from jackson, where the capital is. i retired in 2009. it is a good thing. i was a civil servant. now in the state house there is legislation where some young republicans want to phase out our state retirement program for civil servants. house bill 486 allows people to just elect, if
their families and contributing to it is always the question of raising taxes. they pay taxes but you can check with the social security department. there is a large fund that goes i counted four. they don't know who to attribute the money to because people have contributed to i think we need to do comprehensive immigration reform so when they pay taxes it goes into the right account and it helps to fund and fuel our economy. i want the mayor and the state and the federal government to garner those tax dollars and not to be in the pockets of some unscrupulous employer that isn't taxing them but not sending them money. plus given the 1986 legislation, we all know that there was an increase in the urning devotee of the undocumented. everybody keeps talking about innovation. let me give you a little innovation. whiteaker that the uncertainty of the market and what we do at the congress. the uncertainty about what we do and what that causes for the financial market . i just want everybody to think for one moment. what do you think about the uncertainty in the life of 11 million undocumented workers
and said, we've got to raise taxes and the answer every single time and keep taking more of the americans money without holding yourself accountable and that's what we've said. for the last 16 months we've tried and tried and passed two measures to try to replace the sequester to go about managing the deficit whittling down the entitlement programs so we can save them. instead here we are again and the president says no, we've got to raise taxes. and the same strategy vilify the rich and i suppose don't raise the taxes on the rich and people are happy to do that and that the republicans want to cut programs that try, why would anyone who is in these programs or thinks he might have this program why would that ever be appealing to go the republican way. >> and first of all, we understand that the president is not led on this issue and there's no response whatsoever, and just raising taxes and to say that you can tax the rich and get rid of the problem it's fictional. and i believe we're for fiscal discipline, managing down the debt and deficit for a reason because we don't want a debt cris
nervously. >> we have massive deficits, a big tax increase that no apparent willingness to get government off people's backs by reducing government spending, and all of that is a heavy, heavy weight on the private sector. firms around the nation are sitting on cash instead of creating jobs. >> reporter: on wednesday the commerce department announced economic growth actually fell to a-10% the last three months of last year, the chairman of the president's council of economic advisers says other indicators remain positive. >> consumer spending increased. business investment. residential construction. >> reporter: the jobs report showed a larger number of people dropped out of the labour force than down jobs. a former administration economist says some of that is to be expected. >> the population is aging, so we expect to have a fir number of people retiring every month for the next ten years or more as the baby boomers retire. >> reporter: the conference board reports a sharp increase in the number of older workers considering delaying retirement, which could make it more difficult for youn
. chuck, you know, the payroll tax holiday went away in january. everyone got their first paycheck in 2013 and said, it's a lot smaller, what's the heck's going on. and that's reflected in the confidence numbers. no one really likes the back-and-forth and vitriol in washington, it makes people nervous, particularly business people. but for consumers what really matters is the paycheck and the paycheck is smaller and they're not really comfortable with that. >> what will it take for the unemployment to get below 6% or in that range, we got to start seeing jobs added, we got to start seeing it in the 300s, in the 400s, in the 500s, when will we see it in this economy? it still feels like treading water. >> i don't think it's in the next three, six numbers, because we have to digest the tax increases and we have more government spending cuts coming. that's going to weigh on growth. my sense is by the end of the year we'll get job growth over 200k and by 2013 when the housing markets is in full swing, it will be 300k, we should be in 300k territory in 2014 and that's when the unemployment will
and tax reform hit a brick on capitol hill. politico reporting that obama's plan dead on arrival, and house speaker john boehner was speaking on capitol hill, right now saying that his party plans to stand with the american people and we want to show you exactly what he had to say about that yesterday. >> on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do that work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> his first answer to everything is new taxes. and when you think about it, what happened in january, he got $600 billion in new revenue, where were the spending cuts? now again he wants to raise taxes. i think it's time for us to cut spending. >> now with 1,379 days gone since the last time congress passed a budget and with the country poised to take a poison pill of cuts, what will it take? >> not passing a budget is shameful. and now you have the president saying well, i'm against the sequester cuts. well okay, great. well what are you going to replace them with? >> the republicans
of companies paid out dividends in anticipation of tax law changes. also, some companies paid out special bonuses. that did lead to an unusually strong number for december. but, you know, in general, it was a temporary kind of thing. we would not expect those things. host: how did the year look? guest: overall, we had an increase of 3.5% for the year .12. -- 2012. that is a good increase. it is a little below the long- term trends. host: when is a personal income, is that take-home pay or are there several factors associated? guest: there are a number of factors involved. within personal income, we have wages and salaries which account for more than half of the total. we also have small business income, things like rental income and also investment income in terms of interest and dividends and so forth. there is transfer income, social security and unemployment and so forth. there is a variety of types of income. it is an all-encompassing. host: a boost as far as money is concerned. what does that say overall, not only from how people personally did but how does it into the economy? guest
, or a suggestion that we need to impose a carbon tax, because that is designed to increase the costs. in my state of alaska, in a community like [indiscernible] a you come community on the river, they pay $6.90 for their diesel. that is how they heat their homes. when you suggest to them that the best thing to do is increase the price to decrease consumption, i do not know what the temperature is there this morning, but last week in the interior temperatures range between 45 degrees below zero and 50 degrees below zero. i cannot go back to alaska and tell people that the way that we tackle this is to increase your prices, demanding you to use less and limit your choices. that is not what a strong nation does. what a strong nation does is figure out how we advanced to the next stage, how we build out these clean technologies and diverse technologies that will allow us to do your choices. more and do it in a clean and environmentally responsible way. raising our energy costs, imposing the mandates, other heavy handed ideas but are out there for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they will not pass.
and they are wanting my tax money. because i haven't signed up for their insurance program. second, we will not administer medicaid through utah's health exchange. they want to maintain a clear separation between an approach in the private sector and providing opportunities for the private sector as a postal welfare-based system. not that they are not important aspects but we think there should be a clear separation between those two approaches. we want our exchange to remain focused on the core mission of creating competition and choice in the insurance marketplace. those who are in need again we recognize their people out there who have access and the right and it need an medicaid is maybe one of the answers but we believe that should be done separately and not by our exchange. third, you too administer the premium tax credit through our exchange. there is the number a number of reasons why we decided not to do that. one, we pride ourselves on -- in utah in being fiscally prudent. and i wish washington had that same pride which they certainly don't have. we are one of only seven stat
of a tax -- of disclosure. michael bennett, senator from colorado, happens to be a brother of our editor in chief, james bennett. you would think that would be great access, but it is a hurdle. they do not dislike each other, but they are so careful about not mingling interests of what got you here today was the talk about immigration. i thought about getting all of you together, but you have slightly different takes. you are a member of the group of eight. maybe it is not a group of 7.5, depending how senator menendez is doing. >> we will see. >> in the question of how the white house -- even today, the president said at the democratic house retreat that he is heartened by democrats and republicans both seem to take this seriously. politics may not be easy. there are regional variations in the country. there is youth and dynamism. i love you in your group of eight role. also sharing your work with the colorado compact. talk about the michael bennett vision of what we need to do to achieve immigration reform. >> if i can, let me take you to colorado on this issue. that is where my intere
. twitter is not alone. other major u.s. companies are reporting cyber at tax. what's behind all of this? an expert coming up. >>> a man tasered right in front of buckingham palace. why police say they needed to stop him from reaching the gates. jenna: quick look for you now at some of the stories coming up new next hour including this one. the week really getting off to a snowy start for people across the midwest. we'll take a look where the latest blast is heading next. >>> also a big show of force as the united states and south korea kick off a new round of war games but there are rising concerns that north korea is preparing for a new nuclear test that has a lot of folks worried. >>> scientists say a skelton found under an english parking lot is indeed that of the king richard the iii. jon: what? jenna: come on. how they solved a 500-year-old mystery they say and what the remains may tell us how the ruler died. a parking lot. jon: what is he doing under there? huh. a frightening scene right right now side buckingham palace in london. guards were forced to use a taser to stop a guy ar
is the biggest obstac toll private-sector job growth in america right now. he seem, to we can tax, spend and regulate ourselves to prosperity. the private sector is asking for certainty. because the president doesn't want to pass a budget or modernize spending for bietlements. he is the big issue. it is up to him to take a long look in the mirror. i agree that congress has played a role. he needs to stop worrying about destroying republicans and start worrying about growing the economy. >> eric: joe, is that true? is he the biggest obstacle? >> the president is the steward of the overall economy. but both leaders of both parties have to look themselves in the mirror and they do -- look. there are two issues to focus upon, very pragmatic. the first is the star runningback. small businesses. a few years ago, we us to have 36 new small businesses that create 60% of all new jobs for every 10,000 citizens. today, we have 18, exactly half new businesses starting up each year. we should relieve small businesses of tax costs, they create the jobs for the spectators in the stadium. number 2, the
to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> our first read team notes that while republicans want to solely talk about the budget the white house does not want to be bogged down on one issue that in the past cost hem political capital. quote, the obama white house wants to overled wa's political circuits to see what it can get through congress without letting congress define what issues get addressed. joining us now kelly o'donnell. our first read team noted the p talking about guns, immigration and today addressing the issue of the sequester. >> reporter: well, there is that sprint in the first year of his second term to try to get as much done as possible. and urgency on all these issues for different reasons. and when it comes to the sequester, the automatic budget cuts, kind of an odd term for what's meant to be automatic sweeping cuts across the board for the departments with a few exceptions. that was put in place as you know to try to be a bit of a force on congress to make a more sweeping plan of long-term deficit reduction
much too fast? >> so the answer should be another stimulus package, tax cuts, more government spending? >> there are people who argue that. gwen: there's no political appetite for it. >> it is not going to happen. what kruger is talking about, the president's economist is let's not cuts too fast. the only way we could get anything that resembles stimulus if we got a long-term spending thing but that looks unlikely. >> there was criticism by the republicans this week over the white house's decision to disband -- disband the president's jobs council. what was this and what difference does it make? >> i don't think it makes any difference at all. i love republicans criticizing the president for disbanding something they said didn't do anything in the first place. it seemed like it was an act of political theater that had run its course. the president hadn't met with them over a year. it never had any purpose other than p.r. gwen: now just another blue ribbon commission. >> even worse. >> there was a lot of talk on capitol hill this week about the upcoming budgets cuts and whether or not t
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